Due to a licensing issue between 2K Sports and the NBA Players Association, Reggie Miller was left off of the “NBA 2K18” all-time Pacers team, which features Indiana’s most notable players in the history of the franchise.
Miller, who is the team’s all-time leader in points, games and field goals, among other statistics, couldn’t reach a licensing deal with the video game company because retired players’ licensing is not covered by the NBA Players Association, the Indy Star reported. It’s up to each retired player to strike a licensing deal.
Whatever the disagreement on the deal may have been, it seems almost blasphemous to not include the former Knick-killer on the all-time team.
Miller, who bounced the Knicks out of the playoffs three times in the 1990s, is heralded for his taunting of Spike Lee during that rivalry and once scoring eight points in nine seconds at The Garden. Miller’s picture is the first to appear on Basketball-reference.com on the list of the Pacers top players.
Also left off of all-time teams in “2K18” is Miller’s TNT partner Charles Barkley, who also couldn’t reach a deal with the game’s creators to include him on a team.